Schlitterbahn Galveston unveils plans for world’s tallest water coaster

The 17-story, 168-foot-tall Verruckt was the tallest water slide in the world (Courtesy: Schlitterbahn Waterparks and Resorts YouTube)

GALVESTON (KXAN) — Swift breezes and high speeds propel you downward leaving a trail of water droplets soaring behind you while you race down Schlitterbaun’s latest attraction; the world’s tallest water coaster.

Located on Galveston Island, the water park has announced their plans to construct MASSIV, the tallest water coaster in the world to celebrate their 10th anniversary.

Massiv Schlitterbahn water coaster (Courtesy: Schlitterbahn)
Massiv Schlitterbahn water coaster (Courtesy: Schlitterbahn)

MASSIV, the German word for massive, will offer thrill-seekers a way to pump their adrenaline while cooling off from the summer sun.

“We are thrilled to be bringing this iconic ride to Galveston Island,” said Ron Sutula, General Manager for Schlitterbahn Galveston Island. “It’s a massive anniversary present to all our guests, and is going to be a blast to ride!”

The coaster will also feature numerous other innovations, like the triple-drop, which lands the rider in a pool after being blasted with six jets.

Measurements of the water coaster will be released this Spring. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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